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Congress. Legislative branch

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  • Guide to Congressby CQ Press

    CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2007; US$ 419.75

    The newest edition of this venerable institutional guide covers all aspects of Congress and includes timely updates on: more...

  • Congress A to Zby CQ Press

    CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2008; US$ 102.35

    There is no other volume that so clearly and concisely explains every key aspect of the national legislature. This classic, easy-to-use reference is thoroughly updated with new entries covering the dramatic congressional events of recent years. Each of the more than 250 entries, arranged in encyclopedic A-to-Z format, provides accessible insight into... more...

  • How Congress Worksby CQ Press

    CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2008; US$ 54.05

    In simple, clear language, the new edition of this classic CQ reference presents basic explanations of the procedures and rules that govern the Senate and the House. Highlighted sidebars further detail the impact of congressional action with interesting narrative examples from history, along with charts and tables that provide a complete overview of... more...

  • Why Not Parties?by Nathan W. Monroe; Jason M. Roberts; David W. Rohde

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 32.00

    Recent research on the U.S. House of Representatives largely focuses on the effects of partisanship, but the strikingly less frequent studies of the Senate still tend to treat parties as secondary considerations in a chamber that gives its members far more individual leverage than congressmen have. In response to the recent increase in senatorial... more...

  • Lobbying and Policy Changeby Frank R. Baumgartner; Jeffrey M. Berry; Marie Hojnacki; Beth L. Leech; David C. Kimball

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    During the 2008 election season, politicians from both sides of the aisle promised to rid government of lobbyists? undue influence. For the authors of Lobbying and Policy Change , the most extensive study ever done on the topic, these promises ring hollow?not because politicians fail to keep them but because lobbies are far less influential than... more...

  • Beyond Ideologyby Frances E. Lee

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 22.00

    The congressional agenda, Frances Lee contends, includes many issues about which liberals and conservatives generally agree. Even over these matters, though, Democratic and Republican senators tend to fight with each other. What explains this discord? Beyond Ideology argues that many partisan battles are rooted in competition for power rather... more...

  • Politics in America 2010by Chuck McCutcheon; Christina L. Lyons

    CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2009; US$ 143.75

    Reliable, readable, insightful, and objective, CQ’s Politics in America has been called “the ultimate insider’s guide to politics.” Politics in America is an essential resource for any collection that serves readers who want authoritative information on the members of the 111th Congress. The profiles of the 535 members plus the... more...

  • Tribes on the Hill: The U.S. Congress--Rituals and Realitiesby Jack Weatherford

    ABC-CLIO 1985; US$ 36.95

    "A revealing, witty, and altogether fascinating story of the tribal customs and rituals that help shape our nation's lives." The Washingtonian more...

  • Reviewing Delegation: An Analysis of the Congressional Reauthorization Processby James Cox

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 61.00

    Members of Congress often delegate power to bureaucratic experts, but they fear losing permanent control of the policy. One way Congress has dealt with this problem is to require reauthorization of the program or policy. Cox argues that Congress uses this power selectively, and is more likely to require reauthorization when policy is complex or they... more...

  • Congressional Women: Their Recruitment, Integration, and Behaviorby Irwin Gertzog

    ABC-CLIO 1995; US$ 34.95

    This is a revision and update of Gertzog's successful 1984 study of women in the United States Congress. more...